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Attack On Ukraine Civilians Condemned By John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned an attack by pro-Russian rebels on civilian neighborhoods in eastern Ukraine that killed at least 30 people Saturday. “I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest termsShow More Summary

CNN's Newt Gingrich Parrots Debunked Right-Wing Smear About Hillary Clinton And Boko Haram

CNN contributor Newt Gingrich revived a debunked claim about Boko Haram's designation as a terror group in order to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Speaking to attendees at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Gingrich...Show More Summary

US/Euro Foreign Exchange Rate

“A strong dollar has always been a good thing for the United States,” Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew declared not long ago, a position that he has restated frequently. In 2011, Timothy F. Geithner, then the Treasury secretary, said, “A...

Here’s Why Carly Fiorina Thinks She Can Best Criticize Hillary

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is gearing up to announce a White House bid this year, positioning herself as the Republican party’s chief critic of likely Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Fiorina begins as a relative unknown, and trails far in the polls. In a speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit,…

White House press secretary jokes about Tom Brady, Deflategate

On Friday, the White House weighed in on Deflategate, with press secretary Josh Earnest joking about Tom Brady's meandering 40-minute Q and A with the media.

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is taking the reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation while the former Florida governor continues exploring whether he will dive into the 2016 presidential race. Bush resigned from the foundation late last year after saying that he was considering running for president, and on Thursday he tapped Rice, a […]

Pentagon to downsize? Ha!

You probably remember how Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised to downsize the headquarters personnel at the Pentagon. Well, here we are two years later and they can’t figure out how to do that, according to the Washington Post; [F]ederal auditors reported this week that the Defense Department has not produced a realistic plan to make […]

USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters. The emailed memo from Chavonda Jacobs-Young, head of the agency’s Agricultural...

Obama sends U.S. Official to meet with Cuban dissidents

Obama sends an assistant secretary of state to meet with Cuban dissidents, but will it amount to anything?

More Fruitcakes and Loonies

What sense does it possibly make that the General Secretary of UKIP is formally investigated and subsequently cleared of serious allegations of sexual harassment only for the party's top official to stand down after all, because of the 'unfortunate publicity' surrounding the whole affair. Show More Summary

Obama Won't Meet With Netanyahu, Kerry Wants More Investments Against Extremism, New Philae Lander Data: P.M. Links

yesterdayNews : Reason

President Obama isn't planning to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister addresses Congress in March. Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at Davos that the world had to invest more resources and take more risks against global extremism and that it couldn't be driven by Islamophobia. Show More Summary

#DeflateGate reaches the White House, which isn’t moved

One of the most amazing things about #DeflateGate is the way it has crossed the lines of sports into the national consciousness. And it made it all the way to the White House. Press secretary Josh Earnest cracked on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s press conference, telling reporters he didn’t necessarily buy what Brady was selling.…

Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of agency's animal welfare research strategy

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and send him an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. Show More Summary

Secretary Kerry Speaks at the World Economic Forum

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In his remarks, Secretary Kerry discussed combatting violent extremism. 

Don’t forget the late Saudi King’s ‘jailed’ princesses

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

The late Saudi King Abdullah, whose death was confirmed Thursday, has been lionized by politicians around the world. En route to the World Economic Forum in Davos, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Abdullah as "a man of wisdom and vision" and a "revered leader." Similar statements were made by other Western leaders. Christine Lagarde, the female […]

Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors $465 million

Five years after Tesla got off to a good start with its ATVM loan deal, Energy Secretary Moniz says the DOE is offering a new $55-million program to help electric vehicles. Continue reading Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors...Show More Summary

WATCH: Allyson Robinson Slams Pentagon's Lack of Leadership on Trans Military Ban

The former Army captain and West Point graduate has a message for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: End the military's ban on open service by transgender Americans. read more

The White House Just Gave Tom Brady A Sick Burn

The White House had a snappy response on Friday when asked for President Barack Obama's reaction to the New England Patriots' "deflate-gate" scandal. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said he had not spoken to Obama about the controversy....Show More Summary

Kerry: ‘Islamic Extremism’ Wrong Phrase Because We Can’t ‘Blame Muslims Collectively

The Secretary of State spoke at the World Economic Forum. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Soap Company Pulls Cleanser With Mosque Picture After Complaints (Jan 21, 2015) Chomsky: Our Double Standard On Terrorism (Jan 20, 2015) The Strange Bedfellows of Bobby Jindal (Jan 18, 2015) ISIS Executes Gay Men, Stones Adulterers (Jan 18, 2015) [...]

Can the Pentagon downsize its headquarters staff?

Facing budget pressures, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said two years ago that he was ordering the number of top brass and senior civilians at the Pentagon to start shrinking by 20 percent. But federal auditors reported this week that the Defense Department has not produced a realistic plan to make the cuts — and can’t say how many […]

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